How To Style This Spring’s “It” Sneaker

Every season has its iconic shoe, from sandals to cowboy boots and everything in between. But the shoe receiving the most attention this spring isn’t what you’d expect.

By Alyssa Vandermeulen2 min read

Most influencers and fashion girlies are swapping their neutral aesthetics for bright, colorful outfits this season, which directly translates to a unique sneaker that elevates any outfit. The Adidas Samba sneaker is technically a soccer shoe, but it’s also a fun way to add color and interest to your most basic outfits. The Samba sneaker is the happy middle ground between the affordable Converse High Top and the pricey Veja sneakers from last year, especially because you will wear this shoe on repeat throughout the year. 

Adidas Originals Samba Sneakers, $110

Adidas Samba OG Shoes, $100

If you can’t get your hands on the Sambas, there are several alternatives that look similar and have the same effect on your outfit. The Adidas Gazelles are just as slim and vibrant as the original soccer shoe and have a similar price tag. For a more affordable version, the Adidas VL Court sneaker will only cost you about $60-80 for the same iconic design. 

Adidas Gazelle Bold Shoes, $120

Adidas Originals Gazelle Sneaker, $120

Adidas VL Court Sneaker, $75

Not sure how to style your new favorite sneaker? Let’s take a look at six different outfits that you can easily recreate with pieces already in your wardrobe! 

With a Patterned Blouse & Denim

Is there anything more feminine than a pretty blouse for the spring? Floral tops and patterns deserve a spot in your wardrobe this season. Style this look for everyday wear with a matching pair of Adidas sneakers. You can add spring colors, like green and pink, with your sneaker choice, or keep it neutral and let your top do the talking.

Pilcro The Sydney Batwing Blouse, $98

Abercrombie High Rise Wide Leg Jean, $90

With Denim on Denim 

Tired of your basic spring outfits? Spice up your looks with pieces already in your closet – denim shorts and a denim jacket! Paired with a white tank and white Adidas sneakers, this look is meant for shopping trips with your bestie and day dates with your man. Add a trucker hat and sunnies for those extra bright days! 

Wrangler Relaxed Girlfriend Denim Jacket, $55

Sendero Provisions Cowboy Baseball Hat, $38

With a Cropped Vest & Shorts 

Another must-have piece for the spring is a cropped vest. This staple from last year has maintained its fashion status, and it looks super cute when styled casually with a pair of Adidas sneakers. Slick your second-day hair back into a bun (hello, clean girl aesthetic!), and add gold jewelry for a simple yet elegant look! 

The A&F Mara Tailored Vest V Neck Set Top, $60

Free People Georgiana Aviator Sunglasses, $25

With an Athletic Mini Dress 

As soon as the sun peeks out of the clouds, it's only fitting that athletic mini dresses come out of the dark recesses of your closet. This simple yet chic piece can be dressed down with a classic sneaker and tube socks for running errands, grabbing a little treat from a corner cafe, or heading to a nail appointment. Bonus points for a monochromatic look! 

Abercrombie Traveler Mini Dress, $70

All Lucky Honey Movement Logo Stripe Tube Socks, $18

With a Blazer & Shorts

Who said business casual starts and stops in the office? You can wear your favorite blazer as the ideal spring outer layer with a pair of jean shorts for a classic, cool girl look. Add a fun sneaker (we love the pink!) and a cute pair of sunnies to finish off your outfit. 

Old Navy Double Breasted Linen Blend Blazer, $55

Abercrombie High Rise Mom Short, $65

With Boxer Shorts 

The boxer short trend has taken over the fashion world, and we aren’t mad about it! These comfy shorts look effortlessly cool for the spring and summer seasons, and they look great with a classic sneaker. Perfect for your next coffee run, this look is ready to be styled on repeat! 

Anthropologie Boxer Shorts, $38

Gap Vintage Soft Raglan Sweatshirt, $60

If you need a new go-to shoe for the spring and summer, look no further than the Adidas Samba sneaker. This “it” sneaker will be the starting point for every outfit in your closet! 

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